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About King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju music, the dance-inspiring hybrid of western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Although he’s yet to equal the success that he enjoyed with his early-’80s albums and American tours, Ade and his band, His African Beats, continue to weave an infectious blend of electric guitars, synthesizers and multi-layered percussion. Born to a family of Nigerian royalty, Ade left school to pursue a career in music. In the m…

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Up Next Session: Mr Eazi Mr Eazi – World Music • 2017

Up Next Session: Mr Eazi Mr Eazi - World Music • 2017

Up Next Session: Mr Eazi – Mr Eazi

Nigeria’s Mr. Eazi is a Ghanaian-based performer known for his R&B-influenced Afro-beat sound. Born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Mr. Eazi grew up in Lagos. After high school, he relocated to Kumasi, Ghana, where he studied mechanical engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Basing himself there, he launched his musical career in 2012 with the single “Pipi Dance.” A year later, he collaborated with the U.K.-based DJ Juls on the track “Bankulize” (featuring Pappy Kojo). The single caught on and more high-profile recordings followed, including 2015’s “Skin Tight” (featuring Efya), which also performed well, garnering thousands of views online. From there he collaborated on tracks with Sarkodie, Lil Kesh, Burna Boy, and others. Despite his success, Mr. Eazi was denied participation in the 2016 Ghana Music Awards because he was not a Ghanaian citizen. Nonetheless, that same year he signed with the Starboy Worldwide record label. In 2017, he released the mixtape Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1: Accra to Lagos. ~ Matt Collar

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Fally Ipupa – Bad Boy feat. Aya Nakamura (Clip officiel)

Fally Ipupa – Bad Boy feat. Aya Nakamura (Clip officiel)

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Sounds From the Other Side – Wizkid – Hip-Hop/Rap • 2017

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Sounds From the Other Side Wizkid Hip-Hop/Rap • 2017

Nigerian singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006 he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W. By 2011 he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist; Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment (EME for short) to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album, Ayo, in 2014. His second studio album featured a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake’s 2016 smash single “One Dance.” In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which would release his third LP, Sound from the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Sweet Love” and the Drake-assisted “Come Closer.” ~ Liam Martin

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Nyataquance – Koffi Olomide – Africa Music • 2017

Nyataquance Koffi Olomide

Nyataquance – Koffi Olomide – Africa Music • 2017

Koffi Olomide began his career as a guitarist, but then joined Papa Wemba’s Viva la Musica as a backing vocalist. He went solo in the mid-’80s, moving to Paris and making use of both Parisian and Cameroonian soukous musicians, with excellent results. His so-called “Tcha Tcho” beat is seen by some as a new direction for a genre growing old and stale. ~ Steve Huey

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Listen to: Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos by Mr Eazi – World Music • 2017

Listen to: Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos by Mr Eazi – World Music • 2017

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The Nigerian recording artist plays tour guide, assembling the sounds and energies of two dynamic cities—Accra and Lagos—into an electrifying mixtape deeply rooted in tradition and contemporary styles.

About Mr Eazi

Nigeria’s Mr. Eazi is a Ghanaian-based performer known for his R&B-influenced Afro-beat sound. Born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Mr. Eazi grew up in Lagos. After high school, he relocated to Kumasi, Ghana, where he studied mechanical engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Basing himself there, he launched his musical career in 2012 with the single “Pipi Dance.” A year later, he collaborated with the U.K.-based DJ Juls on the track “Bankulize” (featuring Pappy Kojo). The single caught on and more high-profile recordings followed, including 2015’s “Skin Tight” (featuring Efya), which also performed well, garnering thousands of views online. From there he collaborated on tracks with Sarkodie, Lil Kesh, Burna Boy, and others. Despite his success, Mr. Eazi was denied participation in the 2016 Ghana Music Awards because he was not a Ghanaian citizen. Nonetheless, that same year he signed with the Starboy Worldwide record label. In 2017, he released the mixtape Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1: Accra to Lagos. ~ Matt Collar

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About Wizkid

Nigerian singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006 he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts, including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W. By 2011 he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist; Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment (EME for short) to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country of Nigeria. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album, Ayo, in 2014. His second studio album featured a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track, “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the spotlight on an international scale. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake’s 2016 smash single “One Dance.” In March 2017 it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA Records and Sony International, which would release his forthcoming third LP later that year. A handful of new singles appeared in advance of the album including “Sweet Love” and the Drake-assisted “Come Closer.” ~ Liam Martin

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